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Like an Invertebrate Primitive Antibody

Michel Leclerc1
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Abstract

Specific immune responses occur in an invertebrate: The sea star Asterias rubens. Sea star T and B lymphocytes are present in the axial organ and coopere with phagocytes and Complement components to produce a primitive antibody correlated to Igkappa genes and to complement genes: It could be composed of 4 kappa chains and present strong and highly significant homologies to Mouse IgKappa region V-IV S107B precursor gene.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 9 No. 3, 2013, 94-95

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2013.94.95

Submitted On: 18 July 2013 Published On: 20 August 2013

How to Cite: Leclerc, M. (2013). Like an Invertebrate Primitive Antibody. American Journal of Immunology, 9(3), 94-95. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2013.94.95

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Keywords

  • Invertebrate
  • Asterias
  • Phagocytes
  • IgKappa